“Co-operatives owned and controlled by the people who use their services, represent a radically different way of running the business of the world”.
(Briscoe & Ward, 2005)
Critically evaluate the values and principles that shape co-operative businesses and comment, giving examples, on the contribution of co-operatives to rural communities.
“Enterprising communities can eliminate poverty, unemployment, emigration, health, housing, and homelessness problems. New knowledge emerges from increasing capacity and economic and social progress.”
Dr. Senan Cooke(2018, p189) in his book The Enterprising Community: A Bottom Perspective on the Capacity within Communities to Regenerate
Critically evaluate this statement, giving at least five examples of how communities have gone about dealing with some of the issues identified by Cooke.
“Planning, in the context of area/local development can be defined as a continuous process that involves the decisions or choices about alternative ways of using available resources, with the aim of achieving particular goals in the future”.
(Conyers and Hill, 1984, p.3)
You are requested to critically evaluate, giving examples, any one of the three models of planning approaches covered in the module that you believe is appropriate for a local area with which you are familiar.